[mythtv-users] LIRC problem...

Pete Clarke pete at dynotechnic.co.uk
Fri Jul 15 09:18:55 EDT 2005

Hi there,

Almost MythTV related :-)
I am currently running Debian testing, with MythTV 0.18.  Everything works 
except for lirc.

I have a PVR250 with remote .. I followed the instructions for building 
lirc, and it builds and installs fine.
However, when running I get several errors:

Upon booting (I have lircd set to auto-start), the following is entered into 

lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 61
lirc_i2c: no version for "lirc_unregister_plugin" found: kernel tainted.

I don't believe this is an error as such, but may be useful info...or not, I 

lircd is running as a process...but when attempting to run irrecord I get 
the following:

pvr-1:/home/pclarke# irrecord /tmp/1.conf

irrecord -  application for recording IR-codes for usage with lirc

Copyright (C) 1998,1999 Christoph Bartelmus(lirc at bartelmus.de)

irrecord: could not open /dev/lirc
irrecord: default_init(): No such device
irrecord: could not init hardware (lircd running ? --> close it, check 

The devices look like:

pvr-1:/home/pclarke# ll /dev/lirc*
crw-r--r--  1 root root 61, 0 2005-07-15 13:28 /dev/lirc
srw-r--r--  1 root root     0 2005-07-15 13:51 /dev/lircd
prw-r--r--  1 root root     0 2005-07-15 13:28 /dev/lircm

Chaning the permissions to 666 doesn't appear to help .... any idea what the 
problem is??



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